Woohoo! Yesterday I reached two of my July goals. I've exceeded the number of minutes of exercise I aimed for this month, and I've attended 3 Zumba classes. Yay!
Last night's Zumba class was a killer! There were only 3 of us there, but I made sure to work extra hard. I don't know why I feel like I'll let the instructor down or something if I slack off if there are fewer people in the class, but it pushes me to work harder. I also had a blast. For the first time I could make it through a couple of the routines with a big smile on my face, instead of a screwed-up look of intense concentration.
The best part, though, came this morning. On my walk to work, I noticed that I was sore from working out. I used to absolutely dread that feeling. I don't like being uncomfortable. But I don't like being fat and out of shape even more. When I feel it the next day after a good workout, I know I've pushed my body a little bit. I've asked it to do more for me, and that somewhere down the line, I'll reap the rewards of that little bit of extra stress. I feel great. I'm proud of myself. What a change!
What's the biggest attitude or perspective change you've noticed? Do you like that post-workout soreness, even a little bit? Or do you loathe it?
And stay tuned, because tomorrow, I have something REALLY fun for you!!